Who Pays the Commission?
The Seller Does.
The commission is a contract between the Seller and the Listing Agent. It is agreed upon prior to the home being placed on the market and shared between the listing agent and the selling (buyer's) agent usually 50/50. If there is not a buyer agent involved in the transaction, the listing agent keeps the entire commission. Neither the seller nor the listing agent can share that commission with the buyer unless they are a licensed real estate agent in the state of GA. Basically, it costs buyers NOTHING to use an agent but could cost them everything if they don't! Each home will have a different agreement and is non-negotiable by the Buyer.